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Young Roos Gear Up on Life

Todd Martin | Special to the Herald Everyone needs a champion — a parent, a coach, a teacher, a pastor, a leader — to encourage, instruct and support along life’s hazardous journey. That was the notion behind Man Up With Gear Up, a gathering of Killeen High School sophomores and juniors with a group of

No. 9 Lady Roos hold off Heights

Allan Mandell | Herald staff writer Killeen Daily Herald The No. 9-ranked Killeen Lady Roos and Harker Heights Lady Knights both left the Killeen High School gymnasium on Tuesday night with something each needed. “I’ve been telling our girls for a while that there is a target on our backs and we’ll be getting our

BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights over Roos

Jordan Mason | Herald staff writer HARKER HEIGHTS — Harker Heights actually got off to a slow start Tuesday as visiting Killeen scored the first five points of the game. But it was all Knights from there, as Harker Heights led by as many as 22 points in a 49-30 victory at Harker Heights High

Morgan leads Lady Roos over Ellison 9-8

Special to the Herald Amanda Morgan averaged 239 to lead the Killeen Lady Roos to a 9-8 victory over Ellison’s Lady Eagles on Monday at Killeen Bowlerama. Ellison took a 4-3 lead after match-play before splitting the team games. However, Killeen had the edge in total pins to secure the victory. Killeen raised its Central

No. 22 Lady Roos alone atop 12-6A Killeen Daily Herald The 14th-ranked Killeen Lady Roos remained all alone in first place in District 12-6A after a 60-51 road win over No. 11 Waco Midway on Friday. Killeen is 4-0 in district, 22-4 overall. Killeen was led by guard Shianne Johnson who scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Johnson

Lady Roos strong on offensive boards

Allan Mandell | Herald staff writer On Tuesday, the Killeen Lady Roos hosted Ellison. Immediately after Killeen junior post Jacen Moore was introduced as a starter and raced to center court, she was met by teammate and senior forward Ke’Aunna Johnson. The two lifted their shoulders as if they were about to jump very high


Allan Mandell | Herald staff writer Defense wasn’t a problem. With 4:16 left in the first quarter against Ellison on Tuesday night, the host Killeen Lady Roos were ahead 4-0. As per usual, Killeen was playing frenetic, in-your-face defense. Then Killeen 5-foot-6 senior point guard Tia Harston decided to open up the offensive attack. She

Lady Roos on a Roll, 3-0

Allan Mandell – Herald Staff Writer Killeen senior point guard Tia Harston drained 4 of 6 3-point shot attempts, scored a team-high 13 points and led the host Lady Roos to a 52-39 District 12-6A victory over Ellison on Tuesday. “It’s good to have Tia back,” said Killeen head coach Latisha Williams. “When she’s hitting

Basketball: Ellison tops Roos

Clay Whittington | Herald staff writer Ellison displayed all the qualities needed to become District 12-6A champion Tuesday evening as it never trailed visiting Killeen en route to a 62-40 victory. Much like Jones, who scored a game-high 17 points in the win, Eagles head coach Alberto Jones Jr. agrees his team, which has just

Bo Burgess Classic thrives despite scheduling conflicts

Jordan Mason | Herald staff writer At the end of a day that featured nine boys games and eight girls games on two campuses — all despite inclement weather forcing a reschedule less than 24 hours before — Killeen head coach Reggie Huggins considered the Bo Burgess Classic a success for one simple reason. “We